Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
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Bale's Spurs return 'not realistic', says Pochettino

Bale's Spurs return 'not realistic', says Pochettino

And Pochettino laughed off suggestions the forward could be brought back to Spurs before the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season, although he is hoping new signings will be made before the August 9 deadline.

Christian Eriksen was pleased to see Spurs fight back from two goals down to draw with Barcelona in the International Champions Cup last weekend, but warned they can't afford to start the Premier League season so slowly.

The nine Tottenham players who reached the World Cup semifinals will return to training on Monday, but Pochettino has warned supporters that they may not all be ready to face Newcastle five days later. "They feel the club and now they need to keep working".

"All of the young players have really shown great character", he said. He clearly identifies targets, works to get them, and we are no different to other clubs in not necessarily being able to acquire who might be top of your list for whatever reason. We're calm but they showed they have the potential to be consistent in first team'.

'I make clear today the statement that if someone is not ready, he's not going to be involved because we are not going to take risks, ' he said. "Who knows, the crossover between local supported success and the worldwide global game, you can see it right there behind us", said Watson, looking at the crowds at the Fan Fest outside the stadium.

Spurs' tour of the United States has seen a number of fringe players and prospects given an opportunity as injuries and post-World Cup breaks have kept first-team stars out. Football is about energy - respecting yourself, your team-mates, the team, being professional.

"Personally I think it's not right". I'm so happy with them and the whole squad because they behaved so well.

While Cullen insists Levy is fully prepared to invest in the first-team squad, she says the club also remain committed to producing and promoting their own players. You've seen Luke Amos play in the last week. The club has finished inside the top four of the EPL the past three seasons and had the most players of any club in this summer's World Cup semifinals.

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